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Certified in both chiropractic and acupuncture treatments, Dr. Brent DeRocher seeks to reduce dependence on surgery or medication through a holistic approach to treating the body's muscles and the nervous system that controls them. Acupuncture treatments begin by identifying troubled areas of the body, then stimulating key pressure points to release the flow of blocked energy. Poke-aphobics will be relieved to know that Dr. DeRocher most often uses needle-less electrical stimulation, and polkaphobics will be pleased to learn that accordions are not part of Chinese medical tradition. Meanwhile, chiropractic treatment soothes and helps realign disheveled spinal columns to reduce recurrent pain and return bodies young and old to their full range of motion. The chiropractic exam begins by taking a detailed case history to discover the origins of creaking backs and achy limbs (a $92 value), and x-rays turn their gaze upon the hidden problems other kinds of rays are too polite to notice (an $80 value). During your two relief treatments, the chiropractor will apply carefully directed force to the spinal area, correcting the results of accidents, sports injuries, or everyday slouching (an $80 value). The specialist may also recommend at-home exercises to teach wayward muscles and ligaments about good habits and the dangers of emulating cartoon bodybuilders.

2351 Sunset Dr
Norwalk,
IA
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Licensed massage therapist Marianne Crandall draws upon her experience in spas, massage clinics, and doctor's offices to exile muscular tension with four massage modalities. Marianne first consults with patrons on their backs' problem areas to better isolate and assuage their individual issues. Hands smooth over sore and stiff surface tissues in the therapeutic massage and soothe expectant mothers' strains by wrapping torsos in lullaby sheet music during the prenatal massage. Deep-tissue or myofascial-release sessions duel with clients' deep-seated aches, zeroing in on afflicted zones with more intense pressure to increase range of motion and relieve chronic pain. After their treatment, physiques can boast reduced pain, diminished stress, and the ability to limbo under office doors.

1821 22nd St
West Des Moines,
IA
US

Dr. Lindsey Calvert-Downey’s first brush with chiropractic medicine was at the age of 14. She went to see a chiropractor after sustaining several injuries showing horses, and the results made her a firm believer in the practice. Now at the helm of her own clinic, she helps alleviate her clients’ pain and treats fertility issues using chiropractic adjustments, spinal-decompression treatments, and acupuncture sessions. Dr. Calvert-Downey also holds a certificate in animal chiropractic, with a special interest in realigning the spines of dogs, horses, and stuffed animals that have been hugged too tightly.

4949 Pleasant St, Ste 101
West Des Moines,
IA
US

Owner Kimberly Lowman ensures that the Body Detox Center lives up to its name by offering natural, detoxifying treatments that promote optimal well-being. To purge toxins from the skin, clients dip their feet into an electrically stimulated salt-infused footbath. During three cycles of vibrations, Kimberly watches as the water transforms colors and textures, "reading [the] water, like one reads tea leaves…" wrote Jen Mulson for The Gazette. Kimberly’s also helps clients detox on the go with a personal line of North Pole Magnets that come in a variety of easy-to-wear accessories including bracelets, ankle wraps, and alloy-woven footie pajamas. The center also carries Phoenix Nutritional supplements available for purchase.

6429 University Avenue
Windsor Heights,
IA
US

After Dr. Jennifer Rahe-Thompson graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic, she spent three years practicing as an associate doctor before striking out on her own to open Balance Chiropractic & Wellness. Now she heads a family wellness chiropractic practice that treats patients of all ages with holistic techniques and noninvasive procedures for traditional chiropractic ailments, such as neck pain, lower back pain, and headaches. In addition to her membership with the International Pediatric Chiropractic Association, Dr. Rahe-Thompson continues to pursue new certifications in chiropractic methods. She also has experience working with athletes and is certified in the Webster Technique, which bolsters neuro-biomechanical function with a stack of dictionaries. To lock in spinal adjustments while instilling calm, she also offers a range of massage services.

6611 University Ave
Windsor Heights,
IA
US

Named for its holistic, whole-body philosophy, Full Circle Wellness is piloted by chiropractic doctors who use research-based methods and new technology to ease spinal tension and promote overall wellness. They begin sessions with examinations before carefully realigning the spine to prevent chronic pain, discomfort, or lurking. Their customized dietary and exercise plans help bolster treatment journeys, which begin in the bright reception area where mod-style, white hanging lamps suspend over a curved, white desk. Licensed massage therapist Karina assesses the condition of sore or tights bodies before using the latest techniques to knead muscles, reducing stress and increasing overall health and wellness.

13435 University Ave.
Clive,
IA
US